Game of Phones: 76ers get blown call on bench in blowout


"I just gotta keep [working] and see how I feel every day, and you never know what's gonna happen", Embiid said according to ESPN. "I think he's more aware of what to expect".

At least there's always Game 2, right?

The Sixers said Johnson would be dealt with quickly, and shortly after the game, the team released a statement saying that Johnson had been fined.

Losing to the Nets is one thing, but it only got worse for Philadelphia fans. "We got great minds behind it", Russell said.

Midway through the fourth quarter, with the Sixers down 16 points, the television broadcast showed a replay of Amir Johnson and Embiid looking at text messages on the former's phone - not just a violation of National Basketball Association rules, but an action that seemed to convey their lack of concern over what was transpiring on the floor.

Butler kept the Sixers in the game with a sensational first half that showed why the franchise surrendered so much to land the four-time All-Star. He scored 22 points-including 12 free throws-and had 15 rebounds.

This means that all the coverage can be followed live on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you're an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices. Guys like DeMarre Carroll, who is going to be an asset in the playoffs, and Kenneth Faried, (remember him) were shipped to Brooklyn so their former teams can make a playoff run without worrying about the cap hits.

The Sixers were without Embiid to start their first-round series against the Miami Heat previous year, too, as he recovered from a facial injury.

Nobody wants a weak home-court advantage. "But let's move forward from there".